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Sony Have Stopped Reporting PlayStation 4 Shipments

It is a day that each console fears. Dread it, run from it, future nonetheless arrives all the identical, and the PlayStation 4’s day has come. According to Daniel Ahmad, Sony has stopped counting PlayStation 4 shipments, which implies as of March 2022 the ultimate complete is 117.2 million items shipped out. That’s numerous PS4s.

Of all consoles, the one three which have offered greater than the PS4 are the Game Boy and Game Boy Color (118.7m), the Nintendo DS (154m) and PlayStation 2 (155m). As of May 2020, there have been over 1.56 billion sport consoles offered, which makes me marvel how lengthy till we hit the two billion marker. Sometime this decade, I’d think about.

PlayStation 4 lifetime sales
That’s numerous consoles offered. Table courtesy of Daniel Ahmad.

One has to marvel if the PlayStation 5 will dwell as much as the lofty expectations positioned upon it by Sony, who you’d assume would count on no less than 100 million items shipped out. So far, it appears to be like fairly good. As of July 2021 the console has offered 10 million items worldwide regardless of ongoing {hardware} shortages. That’s extraordinarily spectacular, particularly when you think about that the PS5 is the quickest promoting console in US historical past regardless of its manufacturing and transport challenges. How many items wouldn’t it have offered in that point if there had been no shortages and no pandemic? 20 million? Who is aware of.

What we do know is that by the top of the yr the Nintendo Switch, which has been promoting like loopy since its launch, will most certainly move the PlayStation 4’s remaining totals. That ought to actually come as no shock, with the Switch typically being cheaper and having exclusives that folks wish to play, like Animal Crossing: New Horizons, which has offered an absurd quantity of copies.

This is smart, as whereas Sony and Microsoft have arguably been transitioning their consoles into cheaper PCs with short-term exclusives (or under no circumstances in Microsoft’s case), Nintendo has maintained its slate and saved its exclusives by itself console, forcing individuals to purchase a Nintendo Switch in the event that they wish to play video games like New Horizons

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